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Hirado Castle Stay Kaijyu Yagura is a completely private guest room limited to two persons per night, based on an interior design that blends tradition and modernity, with admire the view from the bathroom with glass walls on 3 sides, that overlooks the surrounding ocean, and a French dinner and Japanese breakfast using the finest local-grown seasonal ingredients. The hotel offers a wide range of services and amenities.
・ “Kaiju Yagura” is Japan’s first “castle stay” in the 100 best castles.
・Private access to the main tower (time limit).
・Limited to one couple per day.
・the bathroom with glass walls on 3 sides, that overlooks the surrounding Hirado Seto.
・Artwork handwritten by Takahide Komatsu
■Hirado Kagura & Prayer Experience
Viewing of Hirado Kagura (Shinto music and dance) at Kameoka Shrine in Hirado Castle and experience of praying for the trip. The kagura, which is usually seen only once a year at the annual festival, is performed exclusively for hotel guests. Two of a total of 24 items are performed. Kagura, which uses swords, armor, and bows, is rare in Japan, and can only be performed by a Shinto priest who has been trained and trained in the strict tradition. The performance is so powerful that one cannot help but lose one's breath and watch.
※The content of the performance may vary depending on the circumstances.
※Additional fees will be charged.
※Some performances may not be available depending on the schedule. Please understand in advance.
■Chinshin-style Tea Ceremony Experience
Experience the Chinshin Tea Ceremony in the "Kan-un-tei" tea roomtea room built in the So-an style structure, which is basically built with natural resources. "Chinshin-ryu" tea ceremony was founded by the 29th Hirado lord Matura Chinshin. In the Samurai society after the turbulent times. Guest can be maintain a mentally strong self, as well as polish their hearts and culturally enriched oneself to attain a well-rounded personality worthy of respect. The tea sweets are traditional Japanese sweets restored from the original recipe. After the experience, you will receive a Kawachi-yaki bowl specially made for Castle Stay.
You can also enjoy the tea ceremony at home.
※Additional fee will be charged.
※Depending on the schedule, we may not be able to meet your request. Please understand in advance.
【About Hirado City】
Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture, is a castle town that was the base of Japan's oldest trade with the "Nanban trade". The city consists of Hirado Island, which lies long and narrow from north to south across the Hirado Seto, at the northernmost tip of the Kyushu mainland, and the surrounding islands of various sizes scattered around the island. In July 2018, two assets (Kasuga Village, Mt. Yasumandake, and Nakae-noshima) were registered as "Nagasaki and Amakusa Region Related to Christianity in hiding" as a World Heritage Site. One-fifth of the island is designated as Saikai National Park, and a short drive away, you will find a number of scenic spots surrounded by the clear blue sea and magnificent nature. You will not want to let go of your camera for even a moment, and you will be snapping away. The abundance of seafood, which is one of the island's most appealing features, and the food that you can taste with your tongue and eyes are also unique "island treasures" that will not disappoint your expectations.
■From Tokyo (about 4 hours and 10 minutes)
Airplane: Haneda Airport - Fukuoka Airport (about 1 hr. 50 min.)
Car rental: Fukuoka Airport - Hirado Castle (approx. 2 hrs. 20 min.)
*It is possible to use public transportation from Fukuoka Airport, but since the ride takes approximately 4 hours (not including transfer time), we recommend that you use a car.
■By car from Fukuoka City (about 2 hours and 5 minutes)
Fukuoka (Hakata) - Fukuoka Urban Expressway, Nishi Kyushu Expressway - Minamihata Taniguchi IC - Imari Bay Bridge - National Route 204 - Hirado Castle
Size: 119.76 ㎡ / 2 floors
1F: living/dining room, tatami space, bath, toilet
2F: Bedroom (2 double-sized beds)
・The accommodation is not in the Hirado Castle Main tower. You will stay at the Kaijyu Yagura.
・Please check in by 3:00 p.m. for the plan that includes Hirado Kagura and meals.
・The kitchen is located in the guest room, the chef and staff will enter the room when preparing meals.
・Please note that infant children's meals are not included in the price.
・Please note that the price does not include children of elementary school age, as their meals are different in content and price.
・If you would like to reserve the same course meals for elementary school children as for adults, please include the number of children in the adult group in your reservation.
・Please note that the restaurant is not barrier-free due to its special location in a castle and the use of a historical